Neo-Nazi Guilty Of Grave Vandalism At Suburban Cemetery
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Although Wdziekonski admitted to being a neo-Nazi, he denied that he vandalized the cemetery, saying instead that he was working and visiting a friend at the time when the graves were vandalized. Cook County sheriff's police officers testified that while Wdziekonski did at first deny that he vandalized the graves, he ultimately admitted to doing it.
"I'm really happy the jury saw him for who he was. It's good to see justice served," said Assistant State's Attorney Lauren Brown, who with Karan Baltazar prosecuted Wdziekonski, to the Sun-Times. Wdziekonski faces a three to seven year prison term, but he will likely serve little or no additional time in prison because he has already been jailed for close to three years since his initial January 31, 2008 arrest. However, his conviction could mean that Wdziekonski, who is a Polish immigrant that has been in the United States since 2004, could ultimately face deportation, authorities said.